Avoiding the headaches and frustration of ERISA litigation
A lack of full compliance with ERISA requirements can have serious consequences in litigation. Best to avoid them from the get-go.
By David Massey|December 12, 2018 at 10:54 AM
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Defending ERISA litigation is a reality that can be expensive and frustrating. To minimize potential headaches and costs, it is important not to inadvertently give your opponent any unnecessary advantages.
One potential pitfall involves ERISA’s detailed requirements for the timing and content of benefit determination notifications and benefit determinations on review, as well as the requirements for appeals of adverse benefit determinations. Many of these requirements are found in the Department of Labor’s (DOL) rules regulating disability claims procedures (29 C.F.R. § 2560.503-1).
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